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The Prince of Tides
(1991)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Marty Paich

Co-Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Hummie Mann
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Columbia/Sony Music
(November 12th, 1991)
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Regular U.S. release.
Awards
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Nominated for an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if you're looking for a score to reliably help you zone out, in this case representing James Newton Howard's light dramatic mode with saccharine, pleasantly innocuous consistency.

Avoid it... if you desire any of the plethora of songs you heard in the film or, for that matter, any orchestral depth as engaging as the main theme that John Barry famously wrote for this project before dismissing himself.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,639
WRITTEN 2/6/12
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The Prince of Tides: (James Newton Howard) The directorial career of Barbra Streisand was reaffirmed with the success of the 1991 romantic drama, The Prince of Tides, for which she also produced and acted in a lead role. Purists of Pat Conroy's novel of the same name weren't thrilled by an adaptation of the story that shifted the focus squarely on the role of the psychologist played by Streisand, but the movie was nevertheless nominated for seven Academy Awards (though did not win any). In the other lead role of the story is Nick Nolte, whose character, like all of his family, is troubled by a traumatizing event that happened in his youth. When his sister suffers a psychological breakdown, he travels from his native region of America's South to New York to assist Streisand's character in unlocking the past and reuniting the dysfunctional family. During this painful process, the two leads begin a doomed romantic relationship that helps steer both on a better path in their own lives. Although Streisand did not sing for the movie, The Prince of Tides was nevertheless viewed as a vehicle for her cinematic career and continued public enthusiasm for her translated into immense box office success. To maximize the appeal of the film, Streisand hired John Barry to write a predictably sappy original score; the composer was fresh off of his success for Dances With Wolves and couldn't have been more popular at that moment. After writing the main theme for The Prince of Tides, Barry refused to relocate from his residence in New York to Los Angeles so that Streisand could keep close tabs on his work. If there was one pet peeve that bothered Barry more than any other, it was a director hovering over his shoulder. He later commented that Streisand was "an extreme case" in this regard and that is why he walked away from the project. That theme he wrote before exiting, however, was performed and released as "Moviola" on the 1992 Barry compilation of the same name and later adapted into the cue "Flight Over New York" (with irony in the title) in his score for the 1995 IMAX film, Across the Sea of Time. It's a stunning theme, despite its redundancy in structure when compared to Barry's other output of the time, and its deeply enriching and melodramatic stature may have benefitted the redemptive conclusion in The Prince of Tides quite well. Instead, Barry was replaced by James Newton Howard (which would happen multiple times in the decade), whose career in film scoring was still in its developmental stages and containing a fair number of innocuous dramas requiring instrumental filler music of a purely background purpose.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 54:06
• 1. Main Title (4:28)
• 2. Teddy Bears (0:54)
• 3. To New York (1:28)
• 4. The Bloodstain (1:19)
• 5. The Fishmarket (0:58)
• 6. The New York Willies (2:42)
• 7. The Village Walk (2:59)
• 8. Lila's Theme (3:08)
• 9. Home Movies (1:36)
• 10. Daddy's Home (1:37)
• 11. The Hallway (Love Theme) (2:43)
• 12. They Love You Dad (0:43)
• 13. So Cruel (1:33)
• 14. Savannah Awakes (1:02)
• 15. Love Montage (3:59)
• 16. Tom Comes Home (1:12)
• 17. The Outdoors (1:17)
• 18. Tom's Breakdown (1:04)
• 19. The Street (3:10)
• 20. For All We Know (We May Never Meet Again) (2:17)
• 21. The Reunion (2:21)
• 22. End Credits (3:44)
• 23. For All We Know (We May Never Meet Again) - performed by Barbra Streisand (4:13)
• 24. Places That Belong to You - performed by Barbra Streisand (3:39)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a synopsis of the film and notes from the director about the two songs.
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